Sky EPG reshuffle pushes HD content to the fore

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Sky’s EPG channel line-up is to get a fairly drastic shake-up come the start of February, pushing the growing number of HD channels higher up the list.

40 HD channels (not including the key terrestrial channels) will swap places with their more prominently placed standard definition counterparts. For instance, Sky 1 HD will now reside at channel number 106. The changes will only affect Sky+ HD subscribers; the SD Sky EPG will remain unchanged.

“We want our customers to be able to discover and enjoy the content they are most passionate about,” said Roy Webster, Sky’s Commercial Director. “That’s why we’ve worked with a range of partner channels to ensure that customers can find their favourite pay TV channels and programming as easily as possible.

“And with high definition viewing now demanded as standard, this has also meant swapping HD channels into the EPG numbers that our customers know best.

“The combination of high quality content, an intuitive, easy-to-use EPG, and innovative services like Sky+HD and Sky Anytime+, means our customers benefit from real choice, control and flexibility of viewing, whether linear or on-demand.”

The changes will occur on February 1st.

Gerald Lynch

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